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Human Computer Interaction Handbook
Fundamentals, Evolving Technologies, and Emerging Applications, Third Edition

Edited By

Julie A. Jacko

ISBN 9781439829431
Published May 4, 2012 by CRC Press
1518 Pages 500 B/W Illustrations

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Book Description

Winner of a 2013 CHOICE Outstanding Academic Title Award


The third edition of a groundbreaking reference, The Human–Computer Interaction Handbook: Fundamentals, Evolving Technologies, and Emerging Applications raises the bar for handbooks in this field. It is the largest, most complete compilation of HCI theories, principles, advances, case studies, and more that exist within a single volume. The book captures the current and emerging sub-disciplines within HCI related to research, development, and practice that continue to advance at an astonishing rate. It features cutting-edge advances to the scientific knowledge base as well as visionary perspectives and developments that fundamentally transform the way in which researchers and practitioners view the discipline.
New and Expanded Topics in the Third Edition:

  • HCI and global sustainability
  • HCI in health care
  • Social networks and social media
  • Enterprise social computing
  • Role of HCI in e-Government
  • Role of creativity and cognition in HCI
  • Naturalistic approach to evaluation, persuasion, and globalization

The chapter authors include experts from academia, industry, and government agencies from across the globe — all among the very best and most respected in their fields. The more than 80 tables, 400 figures, nearly 7,000 references, and four-page color insert combine to provide the single most comprehensive depiction of this field. Broad in scope, the book pays equal attention to the human side, the computer side, and the interaction of the two. This balanced, application-focused design coverage makes the book not only an excellent research guide but also an authoritative handbook for the practice of HCI and for education and training in HCI.

Table of Contents

Humans in HCI. Computers in HCI. Designing Human-Computer Interaction. Application/Domain Specific Design. Designing for Diversity. The Development Process: Requirements Specification. Design and Development. Testing and Evaluation. Managing HCI and Emerging Issues. Perspectives on HCI.

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“If you care about Interaction Design, you should own this book. Exhaustive coverage by world authorities. … one book that covers the gamut. Highly recommended, highly practical.”
— Don Norman, Northwestern University and the Nielsen Norman group, Author of Emotional Design and The Design of Everyday Things

"Many bedrock chapters from the second edition have been retained and updated, and new chapters that cover advances in technology have been added. … It contains enough provocative ideas to keep legions of readers busy until the next edition appears."
Technical Communication, Volume 60, Number 2, May 2013

“Comprehensive and thorough coverage of all the important issues related to user interfaces and usability. A useful reference work for anybody in the field…”
— Jakob Nielsen, Author, Designing Web Usability: The Practice of Simplicity and Prioritizing Web Usability 

"… provides an unmatched range of topics … Building from fundamental theories, models, and empirical findings, the book’s chapters tour numerous application areas and user populations with implications for virtually anyone working in any part of our field. The organization of content into thematic parts and relevant chapters makes the book easy to use both as a topical reference and for a cover-to-cover voyage. … Teachers, researchers, students, and practitioners will all find this volume a must-have for their libraries, and a must-read for maintaining a holistic view of what human-computer interaction and its acolytes have achieved."
— Jacob O. Wobbrock, Ph.D., University of Washington, Seattle, USA

"… I find the book to be a useful resource for all HCI practitioners and researchers. … provides extensive coverage of key topics and methods in human-computer interaction and includes contributions by experts from a diverse set of communities and disciplinary perspectives. Certainly one of the few books all HCI practitioners and researchers should have in their bookshelves."
Bilge Mutlu, University of Wisconsin–Madison, USA

"Coordinating and editing the contributions of more than 140 authors, Jacko (Univ. of Minnesota) has done an amazing job in creating a well-organized, uniform reference to the state of the art in human-computer interaction (HCI). … an excellent, easy-to-use reference. … The 29 chapters comprising the first three parts lay the foundation of HCI. Parts 4 and 5 elaborate on design issues. Part 6, "The Development Process," is so large that it is further divided into three subsections: "Requirements Specification," "Design and Development," and "Testing, Evaluation, and Technology Transfer." Each chapter contains its own set of references, and the book has separate author and subject indexes, both of which are quite large. Summing Up: Highly recommended."
J. Beidler, University of Scranton